Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a full academic department within the College of Medicine. The fully accredited residency program was established in 1984 and it is fully staffed by board certified/board eligible emergency medicine faculty. Residents train in the University Hospital Emergency Department, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and the Baptist Medical Center.
The UAMS Medical Center Emergency Department is a state of the art facility that handles more than 56,000 visits per year with a 30% admission rate. It houses 25 beds for major and minor trauma, major medicine, a decontamination suite, an orthopedic suite, and a minor surgery suite. The Emergency Department provides full-service on a 24-hour basis with in-house faculty in attendance at all times, and it is JCAHO level I accredited. The Department is capable of managing medical, trauma, neurological, surgical, and obstetrical emergencies. The telephone number for the Emergency Department is 501-526-2000.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital houses the busiest Emergency Department in the state with almost 50,000 annual patient visits, and is the only Arkansas hospital devoted entirely to the care of children. It is staffed by Board-Certified pediatricians on a 24 hour basis. It is the primary site for the pediatric, PICU and emergency transport rotations in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The second and third year residents have continuous pediatric emergency medicine experience in the ACH ER throughout their remaining stay in the program. As interns the residents rotate on the Pediatric wards at ACH. As second years they rotate through the PICU at ACH. Third year residents will also do a transport rotation with Angel Flight, the pediatric transport service which serves Arkansas and surrounding areas.
For over 80 years, Baptist Health has been delivering quality healthcare to the citizens of Arkansas. Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system. With more than 175 points of access – including seven Arkansas hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, family clinics, therapy and wellness centers – Baptist Health is committed to delivering all our best in healthcare to the people of Arkansas. Residents enjoy two month of community Emergency Medicine including transport and traditional ER shifts.
Opened in 1984, John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital is conveniently located next to the UAMS campus. Residents participate in a variety of rotational experiences including internal medicine and adult critical care.